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What to Know About Copper Gutters & Downspouts for Your Baton Rouge Home

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Thu, Mar 03, 2016 @ 09:56 AM

What to Know About Copper Gutters & Downspouts for Your Baton Rouge HomeWhen it comes to home improvement there are a number of ways to dress up your home.  There are also ways to improve your home’s appearance that are just as functional as they are fashionable.  Arguably one of the best ways to do so is with your gutters and downspouts.

The Importance of Gutters & Downspouts

Your home’s gutters and downspouts serve a couple very important roles when it comes to the health of your home.  First, gutters help channel water and other small debris off of your roof.  Clean and clear gutters will prevent water from sitting, or ponding, on your roof, causing damage.  Second, downspouts will take this water and move it away from your home.  Disposing of this water away from your home can prevent foundation problems and other drainage issues.

Why Copper Gutters & Downspouts

Copper gutters are a quick and easy way to add instant curb appeal.  One great advantage is that they get better with age.  Copper gutters and downspouts will add a new layer of patina each year, turning either green or a dark brown.  Not only are these pieces eye-catching, but they are also durable.  Also, aside from clearing debris, this type of guttering system is relatively maintenance-free. 

These are only a few points about copper gutters and downspouts.  There are a variety of styles to choose from to fit your architectural taste.  Just like anything with your roof or home, it is important to trust a local, professional expert.  For over 50 years Cribbs Incorporated has been helping Baton Rouge homeowners take care of the homes and roofs.  Cribbs’ sheet metal shop and experts are ready to meet any of your copper gutter, sheet metal or roofing needs.

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